Frequently Asked Questions

D M Architectural Sash & Door went out of business and closed it's doors - where can we find service and repair parts here in California?

Answer: Just Contact CJ at:   Info@BiltbestWindowParts.com

 

Oxnard [CITIES] Thousand Oaks, [CALIFORNIA] Simi Valley, Ventura, San Buenaventura, Camarillo, Moorpark, Santa Paula, Port Hueneme, Fillmore, Oak Park, Ojai, El Rio, Mira Monte, Oak View, Meiners Oaks, Santa Rosa Valley, Casa Conejo, Channel Islands Beach, Piru, Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood, Santa Susana and Saticoy. 93030, 93031, 93032, 93033, 93034, 93035, 93036, [Simi Valley] Zip Codes 93062, 93063, 93064, 93065, 93094, 93099

FAQ:   Can you assist me with finding my old door handle parts replacements?

FAQ:   Will you ship parts directly to me in Minnesota to Minneapolis / Bloomington Metro?

FAQ:  Will you ship the V195 weather strip parts I need to Minneapolis / St. Paul / St. Cloud areas?

FAQ:  We’re a small service group - can we get discounts on parts or free shipping?

 

 

Frequently Asked Parts Questions [FAQ'S] and ANSWERS:  as to why its important to use Marvin OEM replacement parts? .. Importance of Using OEM Marvin Parts and OEM Integity Service and reapair parts to repair a Marvin window or door becomes obvious if you consider the facts; The Best Possible Fit  .. decreased installation and service time, top quality and structural integrity, fit, finish, and appearance. Using aftermarket or reconditioned parts may be cheaper .. but definitely not better. 

 

YES - WE CAN  -  assist you with finding your old OEM door handle parts for replacements and repairs.

YES - WE CAN  - we will ship parts directly to you anywhere in Minnesota .. Minneapolis / Bloomington to Yellow Medicine.

YES - WE WILL -  ship any of the Marvin and Integrity weather strip any where in the state of Minnesota .. or [IL-IN-WI CSA] All areas.  

YES - WE WILL  provide service package discounts or free shipping to small service groups, handyman matters members, Angie's List pros, HomeAdvisor pros or other independent installers. 

QUESTION:  How soon can I get repair and service parts here in Florida?

Marvin Window and Door Service Parts | Florida Storm Repair Parts | Restoration and Repair Parts, How To [PDF] Answers to Questions

Q.  How soon can I get repair service parts here in Florida?

Q.  Do I Need to replace the storm damaged glazing bead on my Marvin windows and doors?

Q.  We Need Marvin Window service and repair parts after the hurricane - can you help?

Q.  Can you advise on how to remove and replace these Marvin window and door Parts?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey - should I replace my window and door seals?

Trying to recover from the devastating floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey - How do I deal with my windows and doors?

Harvey Victim - how should I be alert to scammers related to actual parts costs for window and door parts?

In Harvey's aftermath - can you ship the window and door parts we need - Direct to us?

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey - Let Us Know How we can Help

Info@MarvinWindowDoorParts.com

 

Replacement Hardware & Parts | Marvin Integrity Windows & Doors for Corpus Christi, Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Bay City, Texas City, Galvaston, Port Arther, Houston. Orange, Port Arthur and Beaumont - all your help is just an email away for your Marvin and Integrity Window and Door service parts, PDF'S , Patio Door Replacement Parts, Hardware, Service and Repair Parts - We'll do our best to help you out with discounted pricing, shipping .. and Free Parts ID Help Online - whatever we can do ..

All Marvin Window and Door Parts - Window and Door Glazing Bead, Door Bottom Seals, Replacement Hardware, Weather-Strip, Jambliners, Plastic Jamb Carrier Tracks and Balances, Casement Roto-Gear Units, Door Seals - YOU NAME IT!!

 

Can you ship the marvin window parts to Vancouver British Columbia Canada?

I need several Marvin window cranks - can you send to me in Ontario, Canada? 

Will you ship your parts to me in Saskatchewan? 

I need an old Marvin patio door roller set - but I live in Sherbrooke Quebec, can you ship here? 

 

FAQ'S Canada | All Canadian Provinces - [CANADA] Toronto, Ontario, London, [Ontario] Montreal, Quebec, Catharines, Niagara, [Ontario] Vancouver British Columbia, Halifax [Nova Scotia] Calgary Alberta, Oshawa Ontario, Ottawa–Gatineau Ontario–Quebec, Victoria British Columbia, Edmonton Alberta, Windsor Ontario, Quebec, Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Winnipeg Manitoba, Regina Saskatchewan, Hamilton Ontario, Sherbrooke Quebec, Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo Ontario, and St. John's [Canadian Provinces] FedEx, UPS, USPS Priority Shipping. 

Can you ship the marvin window parts to Vancouver British Columbia Canada?

I need several Marvin window cranks - can you send to me in Ontario, Canada? 

Will you ship your parts to me in Saskatchewan? 

I need an old Marvin patio door roller set - but I live in Sherbrooke Quebec, can you ship here? 

 

My old Marvin double hung windows keep falling down and will not stay up? Can you help?

I have old marvin single hung windows and need the jamb balance plastic tracks - do you have them?

Can I get new replacement parts for 20 to 30 year old marvin windows?

 

YES - we have the old Marvin sash balances, jambliners and parts available nationwide.

YES - Window Sash Balance Parts and JambLiner Carrier Tracks are available.

YES - we can help with Marvin double and single hung balances and repair parts.

YES - we can help with Hard-To-Find Marvin Window Parts‎ - Double and Single hung.‎‎

YES - we have the replacements for your old window spring and broken string balances. 

 

Need help?  Info@MarvinWindowDoorparts.com

I have an old Marvin entry door with an old multi-point lock system and mortise hardware that is circa 1997 to 1999 with Trimco mortise  - Can you help with replacement or repair parts?

 

These old Marvin Multipoint Lock Hardware parts for Old Marvin Wood Doors were used on several brands and styles - like the Multipoint locks on the Marvin Ultimate Inswing and Outswing Terrace and Marvin French Doors. They used a Trimco with concealed rods and all these are now discontinued; Then from 1993-1997 a Trimco with concealed Rods was offered in a limited quantity and now all gone. From the 1990 to 1998 periods they used an Essve Multipoint Lock System with Hook Bolts, and also now discontinued; You will need to replace with a custom multipoint system or buy a new door. There is also a 2000 to Present  Amerock Concealed Rod Unit. Others include the Integrity by Marvin Multi-Point Locks for Ultrex Wood, Fiberglass and Composite Doors 2004 to 2007, a GU Lock System to replace with Current shoot-bolt version and the 2007 to present day Amesbury Shootbolt stainless steel faceplate that runs the edge of doors.

If you need help see the Marvin Door Lock Mortise Multi-Point MP Worksheet PDF in the PDF section , fill out and send it back for research. 

We have Marvin Casement Windows circa mid 1990's era - will the AWDPG Help us find parts? 

Does the AWDPG Service all areas of the USA?

 

The AWDPG - AllWindowDoorPartsGroup .. will definitely try to assist you with all your old Marvin window and door parts needs!  we are dedicated to helping homeowners find those obsolete and out of production Marvin window and door parts, old inswing and outswing french Patio Door Parts, door replacement hardware, multipoint lock parts, Weather Strip, Glazing Bead, Jamb Carrier Track [jambliners]  .. whatever their needs!

 

Service Areas Of USA [AWDPG]  - Levelland, TX Brownfield, TX Plainview, TX Lamesa, TX Snyder, TX Hereford, TX Big Spring, TX Portales, NM Hobbs, NM Andrews, TX Clovis, NM Lovington, NM Canyon, TX Midland, TX Sweetwater, TX New York , NY, Los Angeles , CA, Chicago , IL, Houston , TX, Philadelphia , PA, Phoenix , AZ, San Diego , CA, Dallas , TX, San Antonio , TX, Detroit , MI, San Jose , CA, Indianapolis , IN, San Francisco , CA , Jacksonville , FL , Columbus , OH , Austin , TX , Baltimore , MD , Memphis , TN , Milwaukee , WI , Boston , MA , Washington , DC , El Paso , TX , Seattle , WA , Denver , CO , Nashville-Davidson (balance), TN , Charlotte , NC , Fort Worth , TX , Portland , OR , Oklahoma , OK , Tucson , AZ , New Orleans , LA , Las Vegas , NV , Cleveland , OH , Long Beach , CA , Albuquerque , NM , Kansas , MO , Fresno , CA , Virginia Beach , VA , Atlanta , GA , Sacramento , CA , Oakland , CA , Mesa , AZ , Tulsa , OK , Omaha , NE , Minneapolis , MN , Honolulu CDP, HI , Miami , FL , Colorado Springs , CO , St. Louis , MO , Wichita , KS , Santa Ana , CA , Pittsburgh , PA , Arlington , TX , Cincinnati , OH , Anaheim , CA , Toledo , OH , Tampa , FL , Buffalo , NY , St. Paul , MN , Corpus Christi , TX , Aurora , CO , Raleigh , NC , Newark , NJ , Lexington-Fayette, KY , Anchorage , AK , Louisville , KY , Riverside , CA , St. Petersburg , FL , Bakersfield , CA , Stockton , CA , Birmingham , AL , Jersey , NJ , Norfolk , VA , Baton Rouge , LA , Hialeah , FL , Lincoln , NE , Greensboro , NC , Plano , TX , Rochester , NY , Glendale , AZ , Akron , OH , Garland , TX , Madison , WI , Fort Wayne , IN , Fremont , CA , Scottsdale , AZ , Montgomery , AL , Shreveport , LA , Lubbock , TX , Chesapeake , VA , Mobile , AL , Des Moines , IA , Grand Rapids , MI , Richmond , VA , Yonkers , NY , Spokane , WA , Augusta-Richmond County (balance), GA , Glendale , CA , Tacoma , WA , Irving , TX , Huntington Beach , CA , Modesto , CA , Durham , NC , Orlando , FL , Boise , ID , Columbus (balance), GA , Winston-Salem , NC , San Bernardino , CA , Jackson , MS , Little Rock , AR , Salt Lake , UT , Reno , NV , Newport News , VA , Chandler , AZ , Laredo , TX , Henderson , NV , Knoxville , TN , Amarillo , TX , Providence , RI , Chula Vista , CA , Worcester , MA , Oxnard , CA , Dayton , OH , Garden Grove , CA , Oceanside , CA , Tempe , AZ , Huntsville , AL , Ontario , CA , Chattanooga , TN , Fort Lauderdale , FL , Springfield , MA , Springfield , MO , Santa Clarita , CA , Salinas , CA , Tallahassee , FL , Rockford , IL , Pomona , CA , Paterson , NJ , Overland Park , KS , Santa Rosa , CA , Syracuse , NY , Kansas , KS , Hampton , VA , Lakewood , CO , Vancouver , WA , Irvine , CA , Aurora , IL , Moreno Valley , CA , Pasadena , TX , Hayward , CA , Brownsville , TX , Bridgeport , CT , Hollywood , FL , Warren , MI , Torrance , CA , Eugene , OR , Pembroke Pines , FL , Salem , OR , Pasadena , CA , Escondido , CA , Sunnyvale , CA , Savannah , GA , Fontana , CA , Orange , CA , Naperville , IL , Alexandria , VA , Rancho Cucamonga , CA , Grand Prairie , TX , Fullerton , CA , Corona , CA , Flint , MI , Mesquite , TX , Sterling Heights , MI , Sioux Falls , SD , New Haven , CT , Topeka , KS , Concord , CA , Evansville , IN , Hartford , CT , Fayetteville , NC , Cedar Rapids , IA , Elizabeth , NJ , Lansing , MI , Lancaster , CA , Fort Collins , CO , Coral Springs , FL , Stamford , CT , Thousand Oaks , CA , Vallejo , CA , Palmdale , CA , Columbia , SC , El Monte , CA , Abilene , TX , North Las Vegas , NV , Ann Arbor , MI , Beaumont , TX , Waco , TX , Independence , MO , Peoria , IL , Inglewood , CA , Springfield , IL Simi Valley , CA , Lafayette , LA , Gilbert town, AZ , Carrollton , TX , Bellevue , WA , West Valley , UT , Clearwater , FL , Costa Mesa , CA , Peoria , AZ , South Bend , IN , Downey , CA , Waterbury , CT , Manchester , NH , Allentown , PA , McAllen , TX , Joliet , IL , Lowell , MA , Provo , UT , West Covina , CA , Wichita Falls , TX , Erie , PA , Daly , CA , Clarksville , TN , Norwalk , CA , Gary , IN , Berkeley , CA , Santa Clara , CA , Green Bay , WI , Cape Coral , FL , Arvada , CO , Pueblo , CO , Cambridge , MA , Westminster , CO , San Buenaventura (Ventura) , CA , Portsmouth , VA , Livonia , MI , Burbank , CA, ew York , NY, Los Angeles , CA, Chicago , IL, Houston , TX, Philadelphia , PA, Phoenix , AZ, San Diego, CA.

 

We have a Peachtree Citadel Screen Door -- the rollers are shot!! is there any type of roller repair parts kit or wheel replacement that might work? 

 

We can tell you this .. we have looked into it and the best solution to finding these difficult sliding screen door parts for a repair or replacement solution .. is not easy!!

 

WeFixitUSA offers a good solution to meet the DIY service needs of homeowners .. look here:

http://www.biltbestwindowparts.com/content/peachtree-citadel-screen-door-rollers-repair-parts-wheel-replacement-parts 

 

 

Peachtree Citadel 1993-2002 Patio Screen Door Parts and Roller Replacement Hardware Parts - Minimum Order Required As Outlined.  Peachtree replacement wheel parts and Screen Door Roller [wheels only parts] Repair and Replacement Parts - the best answer to a real problem!

How to determine the type of window balances in my double and single hung windows? 

 

Balance tubes for standard units may be ordered by part number. To determine the part number, locate the ID code from the existing tube (see illustration below) and send the following information to us at:

NEED HELP? Info@MarvinWindowDoorparts.com

Balance tubes for special sized units or insert units are not available by part number. When ordering balance tubes for special sized units, please provide ALL the following information:
1. Provide the original order number if and when possible?
2. Provide glass height or tube assembly length overall.
3. Provide the balance ID code. The ID code is imprinted on the tube (see illustration). NOTE: If the balance is oversized, a balance ID will not be available. In this case, provide the
 glass width, height, and makeup is needed.
4. Specify top or bottom sash.

NOTE: The balance for the top sash is in the exterior track and has a mill finish color. The balance for the bottom sash is in the interior track and has a beige or white color. REMEMBER it is always better to replace BOTH BALANCES

LEARN MORE BY WATCHING THESE VIDEOS

https://youtu.be/Q6irSBTwKis

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Roto Frank Skylights | Roof Windows | Out of Business in the USA - There May be Some Parts Available

Roto is out of business in the USA  .. however there are many parts that still might be available .. that might possibly work as replacements from other suppliers of "skylights" --- HOWEVER REMEMBER --- that many call the "roof windows" .. I would suggest you look here at these links  .. Or use the SITE SEARCH FUNCTION to review parts..

http://www.marvinwindowdoorparts.com/

http://www.truthwindowhardware.com/catalog/35

 

Thanks For Your Interest !

Info@WeFixItUSA.com

 

Roto Frank Skylights | ROTO Roof Window Skylight Parts | Common Roto skylight replacement Parts Questions and answers | FAQ'S | Old roto-frank-skylights help USA | may be found in the details.

Customer Support For Roto Skylights is non-existant - can you help us?
Insurance Claims Assistance Needed For Hail Damaged Roto Skylights - Do you have replacement parts?
Do you have any Technical Details about the Roto Skylights?
Do you have replacement parts for the ROTO FRANK - North America Skylight Products?

 

Coastal [Stainless] Truth® and EntryGard® Window Hardware in Main Islands of Hawaiʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, Niʻihau, Oʻahu [Northwestern Islands]

 

Truth and Truth Entry-Gard High Performance Casement and Awning Window Hardware Parts | Truth Hardware 300 Series Stainless Steel [Coastal] Hardware Parts - All your window and multipoint patio door restorations, repairs and replacement hardware parts for All Window Door Replacement Parts for every type and style of windows manufactured in the last Sixty (60) Years or so... patio door parts, sash locks and keepers, casemaster hardware, multi-point patio door and casement window hardware, handles, latches, stainless steel [coastal]  replacement operators and cranks, window hinges and other hardware for all different types of awning windows, casement windows, double and single hung windows, sliding and swinging patio doors from the 1970's, 1980's, 1990's and up to present dates.  

 

Truth Hardware Parts Truth EntryGard Window and Door Hardware Home: Hawaiian Islands -  WeFixItUSA service parts to the Main Hawaiian Islands.  Main Islands of Hawaiʻi, Kahoʻolawe, Kauaʻi, Lānaʻi, Maui, Molokaʻi, Niʻihau, Oʻahu [Northwestern Islands] French Frigate Shoals, Hilo, Honolulu, Kahului, Kāneʻohe, Līhuʻe, and Pearl City.

 .. FREE PARTS ID HELP

Send To: Info@TruthWindowHardware.com

 

 

What's The Best Ways To maintain Our Single Hung and Double Hung Windows?

Double Hung Windows Maintenance and Care

Tilting Sash | Sashes for Cleaning

  1. Raise the bottom sash 6 to 8 inches. Grasp the top of the sash and pull it towards you. With your other hand, depress the side balance until the sash jumps over the track of the vinyl balance. Holding the window out of the track, depress the vinyl balance on the opposite side in the same manner. Keep window sash as level as possible across the opening while tilting to the interior.  NOTE: To tilt the upper window sash, lower top sash to the mid-point of the window and tilt in same manner as bottom sash.

 

Cleaning

We recommend that you clean the exterior glass surfaces before you clean the interior surfaces. Usually it is easier if you start by cleaning the upper sash. For convenience, use a chair or stool to support the sash in the tilted position while you wash the exterior glass surfaces. Tilt the sash as described above. Slide one corner of the bottom rail up toward the center of the window opening, and       then angle the sash until you feel the pin release from the clutch mechanism.  Caution: springs in the vinyl balance may pop up and break if the sash is removed too near the windowsill. To replace, hold the sash at an angle, insert one of the pivot pins into the clutch mechanism, and then level the sash while inserting the second pin.

 

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How Can I tell what handing is on a door panel configuration? .. Handymen ask? Handy-Women ask? .. I've been asked so many times how to determine the swing ( or handing ) of a door or window?

 

LOOK AT THIAS LINK:

http://www.marvinwindowdoorparts.com/content/how-do-i-determine-door-handing-how-tell-handing-door-configuration#overlay-context=content/how-do-i-determine-handing

 

Handymen ask .. Handy-Women ask? .. I've been asked so many times how to determine the swing of a door or it's handing .. that I have finally posted this for all to see... and if you still are not sure just send us some pictures - info@marvinwindowdoorparts.com

 

KEY WORDS .. Search Phrases .. Door and Frame Handing, Graphics Of Handing Layouts, DOOR HANDING, SINGLE DOOR handing, OUTSIDE, KEY SIDE, LEFT HANDING, R/H Hinges, OPERATION OF LOCKS, Left Hand vs Right Hand Door, DIY Help, Home Advisor, Angies List Handyman, no guesswork, proper swing direction, inswing, outswing, door and window swing terminology.

 

How do I determine door handings?
How Can I tell what handing is on a door panel configuration?

Do You Have Field Installation Instructions for an Ultimate Double Hung Sash Lock Truth CAV 4 Truth Part 41131 sash lock and keeper?

Do You Have Field Installation Instructions for an Ultimate Double Hung Sash Lock Truth CAV 4 Truth Part 41131 sash lock and keeper?

Yes .. the field applied instructions can be found here in this PDF

Before You Begin Read through these instructions carefully before field applying your replacement UDH sash lock. Failure to follow the procedures may result in disabling the unit’s tilt feature. This instruction applies to replacement UDH sash locks, including custodial sash locks.

https://www.marvin.com/WebDoc/Ultimate%20Double%20Hung%20Sash%20Lock%20Field%20Applied%20Instruction%2019972225.pdf

How to Figure Out What Marvin Window Products You Have - Casement, Awning, Cottage, Single or Double Hung and more.

 

Marvin, Integrity, Infinity, Casemaster Window Parts ID and Window Identification Help - How to Figure Out What Window Manufacturer or Brand Name Is your Casement, Awning, Single or Double Hung Window Your Home Has.

The easiest way to immediately identify your windows is by locating the name of the manufacturer itself on the product. Some companies, like Acorn, Jeld-Wen, Biltbest, Caradco, Truth, EntryGard, Hurd and others may stamp their name on the window hardware ( original proprietary parts ) like the handles, cranks, sash locks, operator covers, other hardware. Look carefully when inspecting hardware: many companies buy their hardware from other manufacturers and this hardware can be found for a multiple of brands of windows like - ALENCO, ALSCO ANACONDA, ALWINSEAL, AMACOR;  In the same way, if window parts have ever been replaced, they might not have been made by the same company that created the OEM Units. 

Other companies, like Marvin, Keller, Malta, Oldach, Outlook, Kolbe & Kolbe, Andersen, Anderson, Arcadia, Bayform, MilGard, and others have their information stamped in the spacer bar channel. (The spacer is in between the two panes of glass on an insulated unit in your window sash ) and runs clear around the edge of the glass - Brands like Thermalgard, Traco, Weathercraft, Wenco, Andersen, Shelter and Windsor - to name a few .. etch their names in the corner of the glass or into the spacer bar. There are also some companies that don't put their company name anywhere on the window. Crestline, Vetter, Columbia, Craftline, Crestline, Crossly, Dayton and others are known to have done this. Sometimes you will find a string of letters and numbers ( stampings ) on their products. Unless you know exactly what these letters and numbers mean, it can be impossible to determine what brand of window you have. Email or call us at: (719) 531-0961 to help you figure it all out.

Many aluminum and vinyl window manufacturers belong to the AAMA, the American Architectural Manufacturer's Association. This association uses a small sticker to denote certification. This is typicallly applied to the window frame or sash, and is about ½” wide and 3 ½” long. Among the information on the sticker is the manufacturer's code and the identification of the series of window. This code needs to be converted to know who makes the window if the name of the company cannot be found elsewhere on the product.

Measuring Visible / Exposed Glass On Your Window

When looking to order a replacement window sash you must know the size of the old window. Measuring the exposed or visible glass will give you measurements you can cross-reference with manufacturer's catalogues, if available. Visible glass dimensions that are greater or less than 5/16” of a standard size are normally custom-sized window products; Some wood window manufactuers like Marvin, BiltBest, Caradco, Rockwell, Malta, Oldach and Others have built custom windows to any size. When not sure about your glass measurement, it is recommended that you take the sash apart and measure the exact width, height and thickness of the insulated glass, the sash frame and even the inside frame measurements as well as the date of manufacture or when installed in your home. Try to gather as much information as possible.

 

Why do all the so-called window restoration companies and contractors always want to sell you all new windows?

 

You might look at the "so-called"  10 Best Window Repair Companies in Colorado Springs .. and notice they all want to sell you a house full of new windows. You'll feel like you sat on a thumbtack when they finish with you .. In Colorado Springs there is only ONE BEST .. and no Thumbtack Required. WeFixItUSA offers window restorations, repairs, hardware replacement parts and more. We can fix and repair Oldach, Biltbest, Pella. Marvin and other windows, screens and repair wood sashes, Siding Patio Doors - restoration is our specialty .. not just a sideline.

 

We most often can do window restorations .. when other window restoration contractors will only try to sell you all new windows.

 

Check Out Our YouTube Channel .. see for yourself.

https://youtu.be/2FDQ3o5HeNg

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You Decide - is 65% to 90 percent savings worth it? 

 

Deciding what to do with those 15, 20, 25, 30 year old Marvin windows and doors? OK, repairing is not always easy but if you are looking for insight on the pros and cons of your old Marvin window replacements and restorations - maybe you'd enjoy a real eye-opener .. when you consider your Return on Investment (ROI) .. and we'll be glad to help!

Residential  restoration totals continued their growth curve with strong gains in DIY and Homeowner segments - between 65% and 92 percent savings over a complete removal and replacement cost .. Updating your older glass to LowE, Argon Gas IG Units, Solar Screening and more are gaining in popularity with home owners and is expected to continue at a strong level of growth through 2018.

Q & A Cincinnatti Homeowner - I am on a fixed income and cannot afford the high costs of replacement parts - can you help?

Q.  I am on social security and high parts costs are to prohibitive for me - is there another way? 

 

 

 

YES .. you will definitely want to see what type of items are in the closeout section.

 

We have, from time to time, some of the Active Door Panel Traditional Handle Sets, French Outswing/Inswing and Bi-Fold Door Traditional Handle Sets available; Different finishes. 10148116, 10148112, 10148111, Mortise Locks, Multi−Point Locking System Parts, Satin Taupe, 10148114, Marvin Door Handle Assemblies, Inactive and Dummy Sets in  Satin Taupe Finish 10148151, Marvin Sliding Patio Door Hardware Parts and  Handle Sets Non Keyed and Keyed, Lever Handle Type, Obsolete Trimline Patio Door Parts, Miscellaneous Parts, Weather Strip, and from time to time, OTHER FINISHES MAY BE AVAILABLE: 10148152, 10148114, 10148146, 10148151, 10148110, 10830093, 10148116, and 10830085.

 

Feel free to contact us with info on the parts you need at Info@WeFixItUSA.com

HomeAdvisors ask? .. window and door parts questions.

 

QUESTION / FAQ:   Who is best at answering window and door parts questions for HomeAdvisors?
QUESTION / FAQ:   Who is best at helping with old window repair parts for Oldach Windows and Patio Doors?
QUESTION / FAQ:   Where can I find parts for my Old Marvin windows here in Colorado Springs?  

 

ANSWER: Who is best at answering window and door hardware repair parts questions for .. more homeowners, and more top repair pros from Angie's List, many local Handyman Services like HouseDoctors .. Handyman Services like localhandymanpros , Odd Job Pros that do repair work and Home Maintenance on all  types of windows and doors. When your Home Help Handyman is stumped at which part he needs? .. HomeHelpUSA .. calls WeFixItUSA first!

 

Professional Handyman Services - we can help with parts ID .. all up and down the Colorado Front Range .. New Mexico and up to Wyoming .. so have your Handyman Connection - get connected or have the handymanconnection person give us a call - one call does it all and you won't need an Online Marketing Consultant to help you out! You know we've been the Best Handyman Connection Resorce for years .. serving the Colorado Springs and surrounding areas best handymen with parts for windows and doors - Thumbtack » Colorado » Colorado Springs » Handyman .. Colorado Springs Manitou Springs Local Handyman, Mikes Handymen Services,  Integrity Home Maintenance Company, GR Services,  the Professional Tradesmen Group,  all the Handyman Professional Services folks, Handyman Pros, Atlas Drywall and Paint and many others too!!

 

Window and door parts for Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Hawaii

Marvin Window and Door Parts - International | At www.MarvinWindowDoorParts.com we deliver what our customers ask for - Quality Window and Door Products, Competitive Prices, and a Most Knowledgeable Staff. As the primary source for many small window and door repair businesses throughout the United States and Canada, and the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and Hawaii Mainland.  

 

We also serve many surrounding countries like Mexico, Argentina, Canada, China, European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Netherlands, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK. www.MarvinWindowDoorParts.com is the leading distributor of quality window and door replacement and repair hardware and has been assisting customers for many years. With over 164,000 SKU’s and most in stock or available within 15 days ARO we can service your popular OEM window and door parts’ needs from many manufacturers for your building restoration jobs, hotel and motel rennovations, and even home improvement projects. For the millwork professional, we provide quality window and door replacement hardware along with most of the styles and finishes used by most window and door manufacturers in the industry. www.MarvinWindowDoorParts.com is an international distributor for virtually every provider of hardware to the window and door manufacturers for the past 100 years including Truth, Hoppe, Amesbury, Caldwell, Ashland, Roto, Unique, Schlegel, W&F, G-U, Intek, Winkhaus, Marvin, BiltBest, Oldach, and a host of others. As window and door manufacturers change suppliers, it becomes difficult for builders, contractors and homeowners to match all that outdated and older hardware. That’s where www.MarvinWindowDoorParts.com can provide a valuable service to you, our customer - Nationally and Internationally. Our window and door parts [pdf] catalogs are available on this site, just visit: http://www.MarvinWindowDoorParts.com and review thousands of parts we offer.

Q:   With all the big hail storms - can you help with old Marvin window glazing bead parts?

Q:   Insurance adjuster in mid-west asks? Do you have replacement parts for hail damaged window glazing bead?

 

ANSWER: YES WE CAN HELP WITH HAIL DAMAGED PARTS - wood, metal, plastic, PVC window glazing beads, wood SDL'S and other parts. Just send us a request for quote ..

 

Info@MarvinWindowDoorParts.com

 

 Marvin Product Types, Glazing Types, Profiles, Parts Order Numbers, Color Part Numbers, CCM, CAWN 3/4" V902 BG 15666999 A169 AR BN PB BZ EG SW 18605099 18605199 18605299 18605399 18605499 18800020 CCMP 1" V903 BG 15968599 A184 AR BN PB BZ EG 18604900 18604910 18604920 18604930 18604940 CCM, CAWN Tripane V831 BG 15969799 A1197 AR BN PB BZ EG SW 18603100 18603110 18603120 18603130 18603140 18603150 CDH, CSH, CDHTP, CBU 3/4" V535 AR BN PB BZ SW 15991699 15991399 15991499 15991599 15991799 CDH, CSH, CDHTP, CBU 9/16" V901 BG 15991199 A174 AR BN PB BZ EG SW 18606599 18606699 18606799 18606899 18606999 18800140, CDHP 1" V899 BG 15991198 A188 AR BN PB BZ EG SW 18606010 18606020 18606030 18606040 18606050 18800160 CDH, CSH, CDHTP Single Glaze V789 AR BN PB BZ 15980997 15980998 15900999 15910998 CDHP 1 3/4" Sash Single Glaze V867 WH BN PB BZ No longer available CGL 3/4" V644 AR BN PB BZ SW 15989099 15986999 15987999 15988999 15989499 CGL 9/16" V901 BG 15991199 A186 AR BN PB BZ EG SW 18606099 18606199 18606299 18606399 18606499 18804099 CGL Single Glaze V731 AR BN PB BZ 15977300 15987200 15967100 15977200 CMDH, CMDHTP, CMSH 9/16" V902 BG 15666999 A178 AR PB BZ EG SW 18607099 18607299 18607399 18607499 18800380, CMDH, CMDHTP, CMSH ADL IG V318 BG 15901001 (9 3") A717 AR PB BZ EG SW 18535599 18535799 18535899 18535999 18535699 Munt Adapter A715 WH 16144099 (13 2") CTPD 3/4" V306*** N/A 15901003 (12) A173 AR BN PB BZ EG SW 18394408 18394409 18394410 18394411 18394412 18394418 (13) COFD 3/4" V306 N/A 15901003 (12) A172*** WH BN PB BZ EG 18394400 18394401 18394402 18394403 18394399 COFD, COFDT ADL IG V318 BG 15901001 (9 3") A717 WH BN PB BZ EG No longer available Munt Adapter A715 WH 16144099 (13 2") * Marvin Windows & Doors recommends that W4230 be ordered in pre−fabricated sets. Provide unit call number or actual glass size. ** Specify call number if stock otherwise provide template or order number for custom units. *** Needed for reglazing Clad Terrace Door glass. CLAD GLAZING SYSTEMS 09/07 GRILLES−5 11708422 Marvin Parts Manual Components are sold in 12 6" lengths unless noted otherwise. When ordering, specify part number and quantity. Product Type Glazing Type Profile & Number (Not to scale) Color Part Number CIFD, CUIFD, CIFDT, CUIFDT, CSFDT, CSFD, CUOFD, CSPD 3/4" Int. Glaze V933 BG 15996599 (12) W4230* 7/16” 7/8”, Marvin Windows & Doors recommends that W4230 be ordered in pre−fabricated sets. Provide unit call number or actual glass size. ** Specify call number if stock otherwise provide template or order number for custom units.
 

Is this something I can do myself?

QUESTION:  Marvin Double Hung Window Jamb Carrier Tracks/Balances - is this something I can do myself?
Question from a Single Woman in Zip Code 20001 Asks? - Can I do my own window jamb carrier track parts replacements?

 

ANSWERS:  Old, Marvin double-hung windows - can be the largest source of drafts and energy loss in your older home if built before 1980's. Replacing even a modest Marvin double-hung window may cost as much as $1250, but it can be renovated for a fraction of the cost using a jamb liner or new jamb carrier track system. Years of opening and closing, the settling of the house and effects of the weather take their toll on a window, the wood sashes, the weatherstrip parts, the jamb balances, the meeting rail weatherstripping, bottom stile and sill stop seals and more. Although these damages were done to the windows over years - the renovations take only a couple of hours per window. SEE OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/user/wefixitusa

Young millennial couple from DC, 20001 asks?

QUESTION:   Single Mom Asks? Can I do my own window jambliner replacements?
QUESTION:   Young millennial couple from DC, 20001 asks? Can my partner and I do this type of project over a weekend? 
 

ANSWER:  Jamb liner kits made of vinyl provide fully weatherstripped channels for old sashes to ride in. These replacement jambs, [carroer tracks] give the window a heat-loss efficiency equal to many double-glazed replacement windows. The new replacement jamb-liners have weatherstripped tracks that fit old window sashes. See the [manufacturer listings] of your jamb liners. There are specific instructions about measuring for the liner - or just email us: Info@MarvinWindowDoorParts.com

 
ANSWERS:  Old, Marvin double-hung windows - can be the largest source of drafts and energy loss in your older home if built before 1980's. Replacing even a modest Marvin double-hung window may cost as much as $1250, but it can be renovated for a fraction of the cost using a jamb liner or new jamb carrier track system. Years of opening and closing, the settling of the house and effects of the weather take their toll on a window, the wood sashes, the weatherstrip parts, the jamb balances, the meeting rail weatherstripping, bottom stile and sill stop seals and more. Although these damages were done to the windows over years - the renovations take only a couple of hours per window. SEE OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/user/wefixitusa

 

Q. Jamb Carrier Track and Spring Balances

Question:  Jambliner and Balance Replacements - Can My Wife and I DO-IT-OURSELF  [YOURSELF] 
Question:  Jamb Carrier Track and Spring Balances - Can My Wife and I do this type of repair?

 

ANSWERS:  Old, Marvin double-hung windows - can be the largest source of drafts and energy loss in your older home if built before 1980's. Replacing even a modest Marvin double-hung window may cost as much as $1250, but it can be renovated for a fraction of the cost using a jamb liner or new jamb carrier track system. Years of opening and closing, the settling of the house and effects of the weather take their toll on a window, the wood sashes, the weatherstrip parts, the jamb balances, the meeting rail weatherstripping, bottom stile and sill stop seals and more. Although these damages were done to the windows over years - the renovations take only a couple of hours per window. SEE OUR YOUTUBE VIDEO CHANNEL - https://www.youtube.com/user/wefixitusa

 

ANSWER:  Jamb liner kits made of vinyl provide fully weatherstripped channels for old sashes to ride in. These replacement jambs, [carroer tracks] give the window a heat-loss efficiency equal to many double-glazed replacement windows. The new replacement jamb-liners have weatherstripped tracks that fit old window sashes. See the [manufacturer listings] of your jamb liners. There are specific instructions about measuring for the liner - or just email us: Info@MarvinWindowDoorParts.com

Who is the best at helping with weather strip issues and questions about Marvin parts?

Which online site offers the best help for old Marvin window and door seals?

Which online site is best for help and answers for old Marvin window replacement weather strip?

ANSWER: BigDaddy from HuntSports says:

"My first choice" ..   www.MarvinWindowDoorParts.com

 

 

FREE PARTS ID HELP - to help you with the many different types of Marvin weather-stripping and Free PDF Guides too. 

 

They have hundreds of different types from Vinyl to Foam Tape Products, Bulb Seals, and Kerf Leaf Seals to seal out light, dust and moisture, cushions vibrations and deaden sound - not to mention weatherproofing windows and doors. Various types of weather Strip to resist harsh weather and deter the harmful UV rays of the sun, all colors and all density anf tensile strength .. rolls, lengths and much more. Weather Strip for windows and doors, door bottom sweep seals, door seals, foam tapes, sill covers, threshold seals, hinged leaf types, door and window sill strips, parting stop and frame mull parts, upgrade and flex leg seals, round top window seals, astragal and door jamb seals, sill ramp seals, offset bulb kerf-seals, connecting barb seals, head jamb seals and more.

Sealing gaps around doors and windows can make your home feel warmer and save you 10%  to 15 percent on your energy bills. But with so many different types of weatherstripping and so many old and obsolete brands of windows and doors - choosing the right one for a application can feel like a big guessing game .. and that's where their FREE PARTS ID HELP .. comes into play:

Weather strip, Sill Types, Stile Types and Profiles, Frame Weather Strip, Sliding Patio Door Seals and Weather strips, Inswing and Outswing Door Seals, Pile Weather strip, Jamb or Panel Seals , Casement Window Weather Strip, Single and Double Hung Window Seals, Adhesive Tension or V Strip Seals, Felt Roll Seal, Foam Tape, Tubular Rubber, Vinyl, or Silicone Seals, Deerblind Seals - Where It Goes and How to Install It [PDF'S]  

Hail Storm Damages in Edwardsville KS, Weatherby Lake, MO, Salina, Kansas, Junction City, KS, Ulysses, KS.

 

Hail [SWATH] Storm Damages in Edwardsville, KS, Weatherby Lake, MO, Salina, Kansas, Junction City, KS, [HailSWATH] Ulysses, KS.

 

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P-234 DC P-233 233 D.C. LC

 

Model P-234 DC | Operators | P-233 DC | 233 D.C. | were used on old model Biltbest Wood & Clad Casement Windows as well as some other older models using window crank(s) operators |   P-234 LC Handles | 1965 thru 1999 | old window hinges | shoe glides | operator handles | covers | Upgrade Style Folding Handles and COVERS, P234DC | P233DC | 39-013 | 39-014  | Casement Window Operators | 39-027E | 39-028E | 39-114L  39-205 | hinges | 36-013-10 - Two (2) Bar Hinge Sets | 39-505 Entry-Gard Tracks

 

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Sungle Double Hung Window Sash Lock Keeper

A: The keeper is a hardware device into which a window locking latch engages for security. The receiving portion of a lock that interlocks with the lock arm. It’s mounted to the upper sash check rail on a double hung or single hung window and the inside surface of the sash stile on a casement window.

Window Door Jamb Liner Balance

A: A Jamb liner is the track installed inside the jambs on which the window sashes slide or lift. They are made of vinyl or metal and cover the side jambs of double hung and single hung windows. They are generally formed to include an integral balance system and stops for the exterior and interior surfaces of the sash.

Window Door Jamb Frame

A: The Jamb forms the sides and top of a window or door frame. Side jambs are the vertical pieces of a window or door frame. The head jamb is the horizontal piece across the top.

Float Glass Single Pane Usage Manufacturer 

A: Yes. As of 2009, the world Float Glass market, not including China and Russia, is dominated by the four companies worldwide.

Single Pane Float Glass Production Process

A: Float glass is formed on the surface of a pool of molten tin, then pulled through steel roller to adjust the thickness of the glass being made.

Float Single Pane Glass

A: Float Glass is transparent glass with flat, parallel surfaces.

Exterior Glazed Glazing Bead Vinyl Wood

A: With Exterior Glazed windows, the glass must be removed and replaced from the Exterior, or outside, of the building. The glass is typically held in with Glazing Bead or Glazing Stop.

Interior Glazed Glazing Bead Wood Vinyl

A: With Interior Glazed windows, the glass must be removed and replaced from the interior, or inside, of the building. The glass is typically held in with Glazing Bead or Glazing Stop.

Dualpane Tripane Quadpane 2 3 4 Pane Glass

A: No. Although dual-pane or double-paned is the most common, tripane and quadpane glass is available through certain IG manufacturers.

Argon Insulated Glass Two Pane

A: The space between panes of Insulated Glass is sometimes, but not always, filled with gas such as Argon, Xenon, and Krypton. In some cases, the manufacturer will use a combination of two gasses. However, years of research have proven that Argon is the best gas insulator, due to Argon being denser than the atmosphere, providing more thermal efficiency than having just air between the panes.

IG IGU Insulated Glass

A: Two sheets of glass are bonded together in a unit to enclose a captive air space. Units are constructed with a metal spacer inside the outer perimeter. The outer edges are sealed. Spacers contain material for absorbing and holding any remaining moisture in the air space.

Windows Doors Muntin Grids

A: Until the middle of the 19th century, it was economically necessary to use smaller panes of glass, which were much more affordable to produce and fabricate into a grid to make large windows and doors. Many considered the division of a window or glazed door into smaller panes to be more architecturally attractive than use of large panes. Now, however, most muntin bars are purely decorative.

Grid Grilles Windows Dual Pane

A: The metal grids in your windows are called muntins, strips of wood or metal separating and holding panes of glass in a window. Muntins are also called "muntin bars", "glazing bars", or "sash bars". Muntins can be found in doors, windows and divide a single window sash or casement into a grid system of small panes of glass, called "lights" or "lites".

Muntin Bars Grilles Double Pane

A: Muntins, or Muntin Bars, which are decorative inserts for windows or door glass that add a traditional touch.

Glazing Bead Replacement Wood Vinyl

A: Yes. There are hundreds of glazing bead styles and profiles available through our website, www.MarvinWindowDoorParts.com, or you can send us pictures and measurements of your glazing bead to Info@MarvinWindowDoorParts.com to have our research department find the glazing bead that you need.

Vinyl Wood Glazing Bead Stop

A: Glazing bead is a molding or stop around a window frame to hold the glass in place by pressure. A vinyl or wood strip, applied around the perimeter of the glass on the exterior of the window sash, for holding the glass in place.

Glazing Bead Wood Vinyl Windows Doors

A: Glazing bead is a vinyl or wood strip, applied around the perimeter of the glass on the exterior of the window sash, for holding the glass in place.

Low E Glazing Marvin Insulated

A: “Glazing” is the installation of glass into a window or door sash, as well as the type of glass used in the process (For Example: Low E, Tinted, Laminated, Tempered, IGU or Double Paned)

Glazing Glass Windows Doors

A: "Glazing" can be the actual glass in a window or door, or the act or process of fitting glass or panels into the sash or frame of the window.

Flashing WIndows Doors Water Protection

A: “Flashing” attached to the outside of the side jambs and head provide a weather barrier, preventing leakage between the window frame and wall by allowing water to drip away from the windows and doors instead of directly onto them.

Flashing Window Door Gutter

A: The metal strip over the tops of your windows and doors is called "Flashing," a thin strip of metal or synthetic material that diverts water away from a window.

Fixed Window Value Energy

A: A fixed window cannot be opened, whose function is limited to allowing light to enter. This type of window is used in situations where light or vision is needed, but not ventilation.

Fixed Sash Single Hung

A: The part of your window that doesn't open is called a "Fixed" window. The purpose of most fixed windows is to allow natural light into the room and providing a view to the outside.

Fixed Window Non Operable Function

A: A "Fixed" window is a non-venting or non-operable stationary window or door that does not open -- also referred to as a fixed sash. Many fixed windows are for lighting purposes, in addition to adding design value, and providing a view to the outside of the room.

Single Double Hung Fin Pile

A: Fin Pile weatherstrip with plastic Mylar fin centered in pile reduces air infiltration and ensures weatherstrip contact throughout the window's life, fin Pile weatherstripping is made of closely woven textile yarns interlaced into a vinyl backing and is very durable.

Fin Pile Weatherseal Purpose

A: Fin pile weatherseal has a plastic mylar fin centered in the pile, which reduces air infiltration and ensures weatherstrip contact throughout the window's life.

Fin Pile Weather Seal Fuzz Seal

A: This type of weatherseal is called fin seal, a form of pile weatherstrip that has a plastic mylar fin centered in the pile. This fin reduces air infiltration and ensures weatherstrip contact throughout the window's life.

Egress Window Mechanism

A: Egress windows have special quick-release hardware and wide openings to allow occupants to escape through basement and bedroom windows in case of a fire or other emergency.

Safety Escape Windows Egress Requirements

A: Egress windows are required in every room used for sleeping purposes (bedrooms) on any floor and in basements with habitable space. If you are constructing a new home, building codes requires that you put an egress window in each bedroom.

Egress Escape Window Fire Safety

A: An Egress window a window with specific release hardware and minimum clear opening size to allow occupants to escape through basement window in case of a fire.

Double Sash Hung Marvin Window

A: Windows with two vertical moving sashes are called double-hung windows. The sashes typically fit within vinyl balances and tilt out and remove for safe, easy cleaning.

Double Hung Sash Vinyl Balance

A: A double hung window unit has two operable sashes which bypass each other and move up and down in one frame. Sashes typically fit within vinyl balances and tilt out and remove for safe, easy cleaning.

Double Pane R Value Marvin 

A: Double paned glass, or Double glazing, uses two panes of glass in a window to create a barrier that prevents heat from escaping in the winter, and keeps cool air inside during the summer.

Double Glazed Casement Benefits

A: Double glazing uses two panes of glass in a window to increase energy value and provide other performance benefits, which can significantly reduce the cost of heating and air conditioning, if properly maintained.

Double Glazing Biltbest Windows

A: Double glazing uses two panes of glass in a window to increase energy efficiency and provide other performance benefits.

Visible Light Insulated IG

A. It is the percentage of visible light that glazing transmits through a windows glass. For instance a standard clear double insulated pane 5/8" OD has a daylight transmittance of about 82%-84%.

IG Windows Daylight Transmittance

A. The percentage of visible light that glazing transmits through a window -- a standard clear dual insulated pane has a daylight transmittance of about 82%. 

Daylight Transmittance Marvin Casement Windows 

A. The percentage of visible light that glazing transmits through a casement window. 

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Jambliners, Jamb Liners, Jamb Linings, Jamb Carrier Tracks, Jamb Balance Tracks, Plastic Window Tracks - just to nake a few of the many terms on the many inquiries we receive about about ordering vinyl jamb liners for wood double hung windows. Trying to match exactly what you had originally can be very confusing, if not impossible. Most people do not understand that window hardware is rarely brand specific, and Jamb liner varrier tracks in particular are very common and universal to many wood double hung and single hung windows of the  70's, ’80s and ’90s - we’ve taken the guesswork out of this purchase - just for you! Need Help? Email Us Info@MarvinWindowDoorParts.com

 

Measure the jamb liner - Determine length. Measure the jamb liner from the top to the long point at the bottom, and Measure the jamb liner from the top to the short point at the bottom.  Save this measurement.

Determine the track shape. All wood sashes with this design had either a "square-shaped"  groove or a “V” shaped groove. See the diagrams for examples.

Choose your color. WHITE OR BEIGE

Installations of the jamb liners. The jamb liners are simply held in by fins that fit into a vertical groove in the wood frame of the window. Squeeze the jamb liner at one end, and work it free from the groove. Install the new one the same

 

Active Panel Primary operating door panel. Aluminum Surround The aluminum frame around a screen or energy panel. Apron A piece of casing or decorative trim installed against the wall immediately beneath the stool of a window. Argon Gas A colorless and odorless gas used to fill the airspace between insulating Low E glass. The addition of argon greatly increases the insulating performance of the Low E glass. Assembly Single units mulled together. Astragal A moulding applied to one stile of a French Door, Sliding French Door or French Casemaster window unit which the other door panel or window sash strikes. Usually head and footbolt devices will be found on the astragal side. Authentic Divided Lites (ADL) Also known as True Divided Lite. Permanent stationary muntins and bars separate the glass in a window or door sash to give the sash two or more lites of glass. Awning Window Unit A combination of frame and sash, hinged at the top of the vertical jambs which allows the unit to pivot from the top with the sash opening to the exterior of the building. Balances A block and tackle system used in the jamb liner of double hung or single hung units. Bars A narrow rabbeted, horizontal or vertical sash or door member in an authentic divided lite unit, extending from rail to rail or stile to stile along the total length or width of the glass opening. Bay Windows A series of windows installed in a bay which is two flanker units and a center sash; a bay may be an arc or a polygon; when a bay is or closely approaches an arc, the window is termed a bow. See Bow Windows. Blindstop The frame member on a double hung window located between the jambs and the casing. The blindstop forms a rabbet that supports either a storm sash or screen. Bow Windows A series of adjoining window units, installed on a radius. Brick Mould Casing BMC An exterior moulding of window and door frames that abuts the exterior facing material of the structure. The casing serves as the boundary moulding for brick or other siding material and also helps to form a rabbet for screens and/or storm sash or a combination door. Cam Lock A lever operated lock which is used to prevent intrusion through the sash. Cam locks and keepers were installed on the jambs and stiles of older Casemasters and awnings. Cam Pivot A zinc pivot pin attached to the top and bottom sash stiles of double hung units (bottom sash on single hung units). Cam pivots rest on the clutch system of the balance tube assembly which allow opening and closing of the sash. Capillary Tubes A tube inserted into the insulating glass spacer that allows the inside and outside air pressure to equalize in higher elevations. Casemaster A Marvin Window trade name for their casement window. A combination of frame, sash, weather-strip, concealed hinges and operating device assembled as a complete and properly operating unit. Casemasters have a flat sill and a sub-sill; screens and/or energy panels are optional. Operating Casemasters have a crank handle for smooth operation. Casement Window See Casemaster. Clad Brick Mould Casing (BMC) A clad extrusion designed to simulate brick mould casing for Marvin clad products. Cladding Marvin clad products refer to wood window and door parts which are covered with an extruded permanent colored aluminum jacket on the exterior side of the frame and sash. Clutch The plastic and metal assembly on which the cam pivots of a double hung or single hung sash rest. The clutch is attached to the block and tackle system of the balance tubes which allow opening and closing of the sash. The clutches are color coded for easy identification of balance strength. Combination Door A wood framed assembly containing an interchangeable storm panel and screen. The unit is installed on the exterior of the door, and is available for wood Inswing and Ultimate Inswing French doors. Combination Storm A wood or aluminum storm sash with self-storing screen and operating glass panels. Available for double hungs, gliders and wood swinging doors, these panels are removable. Combination Window A wood or clad wood frame storm sash with self-storing screen. Bottom glass panels such as those installed on a double hung unit operate by moving the plungers in and sliding the glass panel up to the desired position. Side glass panels such as those installed on gliders slide to the left or right to the desired position. All inserts are removable from the inside. Cottage Window A window with unequal sash, top and bottom. Daylight Opening (DLO) The width and the height of the visible glass. Depth of the Jamb The point where the exterior casing ends to the point where the interior casing begins. On clad units, the point from the backside of the nailing fin to the interior of the frame. Direct Glaze Refers to a window with no sash. The glass is glazed directly into the frame and is stationary. Divided Lites Division of light by the use of muntin bars. Muntins: The actual bars that create a pattern in the window. Authentic Divided Lites (ADLs): Single or insulating glass, individually glazed between the muntin bars. Simulated Divided Lites (SDLs): Muntins permanently adhered to the interior and exterior of the glass. Grilles: Wood Muntins fastened to the interior of the sash to create the effect of divided lites, removable for easy glass cleaning. Spacer Bar: Tiny aluminum bars inserted between SDL muntins to emulate ADL. Grilles Between Glass (GBG's): Aluminum flat or contour bars divide the glass visually. Because the grille is between the glass, grilles do not become misplaced or damaged. Cleaning is easy without small panes of individual lites. More about divided lites. Double Hung Double hung windows have two movable sash which operate vertically. Double hung sash are held in an open position with the use of coil spring block and tackle balancing devices. Double Hung Tilt Pac A specially designed, made-to-order, package which includes everything needed to replace double hung sash and hardware in an existing frame without changing the frame. This product has the same tilt feature as the Marvin double hung. Drip Cap A formed aluminum or vinyl piece which is installed at the top of windows and doors that allows water to run off the casing of the unit instead of seeping around the casing and into the unit. Electric Operator An electrically operated device which will open Casemasters or awnings units by using a switch. This is used in lieu of a roto gear crank or pole crank. Energy Panel (EP) Formerly called an RDG - removable double glazing, is a piece of glass annealed or tempered, and finished on the edges by a surround. EPs are applied to windows or doors and rest on the glazing stop. EPs offer the homeowner added energy efficiency. Escutcheon A decorative door handle plate attached to the stile directly behind the handle(s). Generally square or rectangular shaped. Espagnolette Tilt-Turn hardware which houses the gear mechanism for the Tilt-Turn, inswinging casement and hopper handles. Extrusion An article or product of vinyl or metal-made by the process of extruding. Extrusions include vinyl sill and head jamb tracks, vinyl jamb liners and aluminum cladding used on the exterior of clad units. Field Measurement Guide A form that is filled out prior to ordering the Clad Magnum Double Hung Replacement System with Panning to ensure the correct sized unit is assembled at the factory. Finger-Joint A series of fingers machined into the ends of two pieces of lumber to be joined together. They are then held firmly in position by adhesive. Finger jointed wood is very strong and has a lesser chance of warping than does a clear piece of wood the same length. Flanker A former term used to describe a side or lateral part. Also previously used to describe a 3-wide picture unit or bay. See two-wide entry. Flat Casing Flat, surfaced on four sides, pieces of pine of various widths and thicknesses for trimming door and window openings. The casing serves as the boundary moulding for siding material and also helps to form a rabbet for screens and/or storm sash or combination doors. Footbolt A locking rod device installed vertically in the stile or astragal of a door or screen which when activated secures the panel or screen in a stationary position. Frame The stationary portion of a window that encloses either the glass (direct glaze) or the sash (operating or stationary) and consists of the head jamb (top), sill (bottom), sub-sill, side jambs, jamb extension, brick mould or flat casing, and blindstop. Frame Expander A flat aluminum extrusion used in conjunction with the 90 degree frame expander to provide a flat casing appearance for clad units. French Casemaster A Casemaster styled unit with two sash in one frame providing a sense of openness unrestricted by a vertical mullion or stiles when both sash are open. French Door Marvin French Doors are available in either inswinging or outswinging rectangular or arch top style choices. Friction Limiter A device used on a Magnum Tilt-Turn to provide friction to the sash when in the swing position. Glass Size (GS) The measurement of the actual glass, not the visible glass. Glazing Installing glass into windows and doors. SINGLE GLASS: Glazing with a single piece of glass. INSULATING GLASS: two panes of glass separated by a spacer and hermetically sealed together with dead air space between the panes. Glazing Bead Strips of profiled wood or vinyl used to hold the glass in position in the sash. Wood glazing bead is attached to the rails and stiles of the sash using staples, small nails or vinyl barbs. A vinyl bead is held in place by extruded barbs positioned in the kerf. Aluminum caps may be used over the vinyl bead in some cases. Glazing Tape A two sided adhesive tape placed between the glass rabbet and the glass and/or the glazing bead and glass of some unit types. Glider Horizontal operating units which have one sash fixed while the other glides open and shut horizontally. Grilles Removable wood dividers made to simulate authentic divided lites. Grilles are often rectangular or diamond shaped and are easily removed for cleaning purposes. Grilles can be purchased for nearly all Marvin products. Handing A term used to describe the right or left hand operation of a window or door. Head Jamb The top member of a frame. Headbolt A locking rod device installed vertically in the stile or astragal of a door or screen which when activated secures the door in a stationary position. Historical A term used to define a window or door product meeting the requirements of historical renovation standards. Inactive Panel Secondary operating door panel. Insulating Glass (IG) See Glazing. Inswing French Door A French door with panels that swing to the inside. One, two, three and four panel units available as stationary or operating. Inswinging Casement A non-tilting version of the Magnum Tilt-Turn. Interior Casing The casing trim used on the interior perimeter of the window or door. Generally supplied by others except in the case of round top casing which is factory supplied. Jamb Extension A jamb-like member, usually surfaced on four sides, which increases or extends the depth of the exterior or interior window or door frame; jamb extensions imply a larger depth than "wood jamb liners." Jamb Liner Thin strips of wood attached to the head jamb, side jambs and sill to accommodate various wall thicknesses. Common jamb depths are: 4 9/16", 4 13/16", 5 1/16" and 5 3/16". Keyed Cylinder Lock A lock providing an exterior entry and locking convenience. Krypton Gas Inert gas known for its ability to provide insulating properties in a small air space. Laminated Glass Glass composed of two sheets of glass fused together with a sheet of transparent plastic between the sheets. When broken laminated glass will generally not leave the opening. Laminating A method of gluing strips of thin clear wood to the lengthwise surfaces of finger jointed material to provide the appearance of clear stock. Lever Lock A lever handle and lever arm operator available as an option on awning units. Lockset A complete door lock system comprised of the lock mechanism together with knobs, keys, plates, strikes and other accessories. Low E Glass Low E stands for low emissivity. The lower the emissivity the higher the percentage of long-wave radiation blocked thereby improving thermal performance. Low E glass is coated with a thin microscopic, virtually invisible, metal or metallic oxide layer. The primary function is to reduce the U-value by suppressing radiative heat flow. A secondary feature is the blocking of short wave radiation to impede heat gain. There are two basic types of Low E glass. The first, vacuum or sputter coated Low E, is referred to as soft-coat (See Low E II definition). The second is pyrolytic Low E, commonly referred to as hard-coat. (See pyrolytic definition.) Low E II Glass A high performance Low E glass, providing the best winter U-value and warmest center glass. It offers significant improvement in reducing solar heat gain coefficient values, providing customers one of the coolest summer glass temperatures of all Low E products. Additionally, ultraviolet light transmission is greatly reduced. The Low E II coated glass products are specifically designed for insulating glass units normally as a second surface coating. See Low E and pyrolitic definitions. Magnum A Marvin trade name for heavily constructed window products which are designed for applications where a heavy duty product is necessary. Magnum Double Hung A heavy duty double hung product made with larger than standard parts. The larger sash parts will accommodate larger glass sizes. Magnum Hopper A heavy duty window designed to tilt into the room for ventilation purposes. Magnum Tilt-Turn A heavy duty window. The Magnum Tilt-Turn has hardware which allows the sash to either be tilted into the room for ventilation or swing into the room for egress or cleaning. Masonry Opening A brick, stone or block opening into which a window or door unit is installed including the outside casing. Mortise and Tenoning The system by which Marvin assembles authentic divided lite units, a projecting tenon on either the muntins or bars fit snugly into a mortise in either a bar, stile or rail. Mulling The act of attaching two or more window or door units together. The joint is then finished with a mullion center cap or mull trim. Mullion The vertical member of a sash, window or door frame between openings in a multiple opening frame. SPACE MULL: Two or more units mulled together with a space left between the units. The jamb extension surrounds the entire unit. STUD POCKET: Two or more units mulled together with a space between the units. The jamb extension surrounds each unit separately, providing space for a support member between the units. Mullion Cover A clad cover for space mull usage on the Clad Magnum Double Hung Replacement System with Panning. It covers a range from 3' minimum to 10' maximum. Mullion Expander An aluminum extrusion designed specifically for the Clad Magnum Double Hung Replacement System with Panning to allow the existing panning to be expanded to a wider width to accommodate a larger rough opening. Mullion Reinforcement The 3/8" mullion reinforcement is designed to be used on wood or clad multiple Casemaster, awning and direct glaze assemblies to improve structural performance. Multi-Lock Hardware An adjustable lock system used on the French Casemaster to ensure a tight seal of the sash frame components. It also provides a secure locking system. Multi-Point Locking System A line of standard or optional multiple point locking mechanisms installed on the operative panel(s)/ sash of various Marvin products to enhance security and performance. Muntins (or "munt") A short "bar," horizontal or vertical, extending from a bar to a stile or rail or another bar. Nailing Fin A factory installed vinyl strip that is inserted into a kerf in the frame of clad units. Nailing fin installation is the standard method used for installing clad units. Non-Keyed Cylinder A handle without a keyed cylinder. The door cannot be locked from the exterior. Obscure Glass Glass formed by running molten glass through special rollers. These rollers have a pattern on them causing the glass to become patterned and thus obscure. One-Wide (1W) The current term used to describe one frame with single or multiple sash or panels. Operation Our drawings always illustrate the window sash or door panels as if you are looking at it from the exterior. X means operating, O means stationary. Operator An operating sash, panel or unit. OSM Outside Measurement. Outswing French Door A French door with panels that swing to the outside. One, two, three, or four panel units available as stationary or operating. OX The letters OX or XO identify the operation of window or door units as viewed from the exterior. The letter O stands for stationary while the letter X stands for operating. Panel Either the stationary or operator wood frame with glass used on Marvin door products. Panning A term used to describe the aluminum covering extrusion components (i.e. jambs, sill and head jamb) used for the Clad Magnum Double Hung Replacement System with Panning. Part Stop A strip of wood with weather-stripping attached which prevents air and water infiltration. Part stops are commonly found at the head jamb of a double hung unit. Pitch A term used to describe the angle of a roof. For example: A 4-12 pitch indicates that the roof rises 4" vertically for each 12" horizontally. Plinth Block A decorative wood block placed between the vertical casing and the top casing of a unit to provide an elegant interior casing profile. Pole Crank An aluminum extension pole used to open or close roof windows or awnings which would be inaccessible because of their height. Polygon A high level term used to describe triangles, trapezoids, pentagons, hexagons and octagons. Prime The first coat of paint in an application that consists of two or more coats; also refers to the paint used for such an initial coat - primer. Pultrusion Lineal profiles of constant cross section manufactured by combining plastic resin and continuous glass fiber reinforcement. These thermally insulating and structural components are ideally suited for applications where strength, thermal stability and weather resistance are required, such as in patio door frames and commercial windows. Pyrolytic Low E Glass (Hardcoat) Pyrolytic Low-E is designed to be used either in non-insulating applications such as energy panels that have exposed surfaces or for insulating glass applications. In some northern climatic situations where an application or customer requires increased solar heat gain, over Low E II performance, this is a desirable option. This increased solar heat gain which is desirable in winter may increase summer energy costs if the home is air conditioned. The pyrolytic coating is typically applied to the second surface, but can be applied to the third surface to provide increased solar heat gain. R-Value The resistance a material has to heat flow. Higher numbers indicate greater insulating capabilities. Rabbet A groove along or near the edge of a piece of wood. Radius The length of an imaginary line from the center point of a circle to the arc or circumference of a circle. Rails The cross or horizontal members of the framework of a sash, door or other panel assembly. Relief Kerf Kerfs machined into the frame parts of a unit. Relief kerfs inhibit warping. Retro-Sizing Refers to units which are sized for replacement purposes. Rolled Aluminum A term used to describe aluminum profiles for screen and energy panel surrounds which are fabricated by the use of a roller or series of rollers to produce a desired profile. All other Marvin profiles are fashioned by the extrusion method. Roller Cams The adjustable roller devices of the Multi-Lock hardware installed on the sash of the French Casemaster unit. When adjusted properly with an Allen wrench, they ensure a tight seal between the sash and frame members. Rose A circular cover plate attached to the stile directly behind a knob or door handle. May be plain or have a decorative design embossed into the cover. Roto-Gear A term used to describe the steel drive worm, gears and crank device used for opening awnings and Casemasters. Rough Opening The opening in the wall where a window or door unit is to be installed. Openings are larger than the size of the unit to allow room for insulation and to shim the unit square. Round Top Generally a semicircle window which is mulled to the top of another window or door, thus forming the round top appearance. There are full round tops, separated round tops, ellipticals, transoms, inverted corners, ovals and Gothic heads, etc. Round tops can be used separately or combined with other units to create a seemingly endless selection. Round Top Tilt-Turn A round top sash version of a Magnum Tilt--Turn unit. Sash The operating and/or stationary portion of the window unit that is separate from the frame. The sash consists of the following parts: STILES: Vertical sash members. RAILS: Horizontal sash members. CHECK RAILS: Horizontal sash members that meet, as in double hung units. These could also be vertical check stiles, as in the glider or patio door. BARS: Divisional members extending from rail to rail or from stile to stile in an authentic divided lite unit. MUNTINS: Divisional members extending from a bar to a rail or stile or another bar. Sash Limiter An optional metal device which attaches to a Casemaster sill and bottom rail which limits the sash to a specified opening -5, 10, 15 or 20 degrees. Sash Lock A locking device which holds a window shut, such as a lock at the check rails of a double hung unit. Larger units utilize two locks. Sash Opening (SO) The opening between wood frame members for both height and width (disregarding any jamb hardware tracks). This measurement is used predominantly when measuring an opening for the Double Hung Tilt Pac. Sash Retainer Plate A nylon retainer plate used on double hung and Magnum Double Hung sash to secure the bottom sash. Sash Width Horizontal measurement across the face of a sash. Screen OM (outside measurement) The width and the height of a screen including wood or metal surrounds. Screens A close-mesh woven screen material of metal or fiberglass attached to an aluminum or wood surround. Screens inhibit entry of insects, yet permit light, air and vision. Most Marvin window and door products utilize full screens. Half-screens are available for single hung units. Sequential Locking System An exclusive Marvin design used on Casemasters for locking the sash to the frame. The action is sequential where the lower lock activates first moving the sash to the weatherstrip; the top then engages to snug the sash to the frame. Side Jamb The side (vertical) member of a frame. Sidelite A stationary glass panel mulled to or installed next to a door. Sill The horizontal member forming the bottom of a window or exterior door frame; the lowest member of the frame of a structure, resting on the foundation and supporting the frame. Sill-Horn The extension of the lip of a window sill to the outside edge of the casing. Single Hung A window very similar to a double hung window, except that the top sash is stationary or non-operable. Sliding French Door A sliding door utilizing French door style panels. Slope The measure of the tilt of a line; rise over run. Snubber An interlocking metal bracket attached at the center of the hinge side of a Casemaster sash and frame with a call number height of 40" or more and both sides of an Awning sash and frame with a call number height of 48" or more. It pulls the sash tightly against the frame weather-strip to maximize performance. Spacer Used to separate the two pieces of glass in an insulating glass panel. Square Foot For measuring the area of a unit. RO width (in inches) x RO height (in inches) divided by 144 equals the area in square feet of a unit. Stabilizer Arm An optional piece of hardware for the Tilt-Turn window which is attached to the header and top rail corner drive on the handle side to limit the travel of the sash when operated in the tilt mode. It is automatically disengaged when the sash is swung in the turn mode. Starburst A semi-elliptical area, the lower center is the point where the dividing spokes meet and radiate outward. May be constructed of glazed sash, removable grilles, ADL or SDL. Stationary A non-operating sash, panel or unit. Stationary Sash Bracket A 90 degree L bracket used to secure stationary Casemaster and awning sash to the frame. The sash can be removed for replacement by removing the wood stops and bracket screws. Stiles The upright or vertical perimeter pieces of a sash, panel or screen. Stool A horizontal trim member that laps the window sill above the apron and extends beyond the interior casing. See apron entry. Storm Sash A wood framed assembly containing non-removable glass. The storm sash is removed during the summer and replaced with a wood framed screen. Structural Masonry Brackets An installation bracket used with multiple high/wide window units or large doors for added structural support. The brackets are also used to attach the unit in the rough opening in lieu of nailing through the casing, thus eliminating unsightly nail holes. Sub-Sill The supplemental member of a frame used under most awning and casement units as an additional sill with the primary purpose being to hold multiple units together at the sill. Sunburst A semi-elliptical area, the lower center of which contains a sun-like figure with sun rays radiating therefrom. May be constructed of glazed sash, removable grilles, ADL or SDL. Surround An attractive, protective trim which is secured to an energy panel by an adhesive or vinyl barb to give the glass panel a safe finished edge. Also the aluminum framework for most standard screens. Tempered Glass Float glass panels heated and then cooled rapidly in a controlled environment. This process makes the glass several times stronger than regular glass. It also makes it safer because when broken it yields small pebble-like fragments. Template A pattern of a window unit from which dimensions and measurements can be determined. Round Tops require templates for replacement units. Three-Wide (3W) Current term referring to any product or unit when three frames (i.e. separate jambs) are mulled together as a multiple unit. Tilt-Pac A specially designed made-to-order package which includes everything needed to replace double hung sash and hardware in an existing frame without changing the frame. This product has the same tilt feature as the Marvin double hung. Transom A window above a window or door. Transoms can be either stationary or operating. Trimline A wood or clad patio door having two or three glass panels; one panel operates. Formerly known as a Wood Retro (WR) or Clad Retro (CR) door. The door features a multi-point locking system. Turn Button A vinyl or aluminum button and screw. Buttons are used to secure wood combinations, storm sash and wood screens to the exterior casing or energy panels to the sash or door panel. Two-Wide (2W) Current term referring to any product or unit when two frames (i.e. separate jambs) are mulled together as a multiple unit. U-Factor A measure of total heat flow through a window or door barrier from room air to outside air. Lower numbers indicate greater insulating capabilities. Ultrex® A pultruded composite material made of polyester resin and glass fibers. This superior material is now being used in many Marvin products. Unit One single product such as a one wide casemaster. Vinyl Glazing Bead A vinyl extrusion used on clad units which serves the same purpose as a wood glazing bead for wood units. Weather-Stripping A strip of resilient material designed to seal the sash and frame members in order to reduce air and water infiltration. Wire Glass Glass with wire embedded into the glass when the glass is still in a molten state. This prevents the glass from falling out of the sash if it should break. XO The letters OX or XO identify the operation of window or door units as viewed from the exterior. The letter O stands for stationary while the letter X stands for operating.
 

Combination Window - A wood or clad wood frame storm sash with self-storing screen. Bottom glass panels such as those installed on a double hung unit operate by moving the plungers in and sliding the glass panel up to the desired position. Side glass panels such as those installed on gliders slide to the left or right to the desired position. All inserts are removable from the inside.

Cottage Window - A window with unequal sash, top and bottom.

Daylight Opening (DLO) - The width and the height of the visible glass.

Depth of the Jamb - The point where the exterior casing ends to the point where the interior casing begins. On clad units, the point from the backside of the nailing fin to the interior of the frame.

Direct Glaze - Refers to a window with no sash. The glass is glazed directly into the frame and is stationary.

Divided Lites - Division of light by the use of muntin bars.; Muntins: The actual bars that create a pattern in the window. Authentic Divided Lites (ADLs): Single or insulating glass, individually glazed between the muntin bars.; Simulated Divided Lites (SDLs): Muntins permanently adhered to the interior and exterior of the glass; Grilles: Wood Muntins fastened to the interior of the sash to create the effect of divided lites, removable for easy glass cleaning.
Spacer Bar: Tiny aluminum bars inserted between SDL muntins to emulate ADL.
Grilles Between Glass (GBG's): Aluminum flat or contour bars divide the glass visually. Because the grille is between the glass, grilles do not become misplaced or damaged. Cleaning is easy without small panes of individual lites.
 

Double Hung - Double hung windows have two movable sash which operate vertically. Double hung sash are held in an open position with the use of coil spring block and tackle balancing devices.

Double Hung Tilt Pac - A specially designed, made-to-order, package which includes everything needed to replace double hung sash and hardware in an existing frame without changing the frame. This product has the same tilt feature as the Marvin double hung.

Drip Cap - A formed aluminum or vinyl piece which is installed at the top of windows and doors that allows water to run off the casing of the unit instead of seeping around the casing and into the unit.

 

Cam Lock - A lever operated lock which is used to prevent intrusion through the sash. Cam locks and keepers were installed on the jambs and stiles of older Casemasters and awnings.

Cam Pivot - A zinc pivot pin attached to the top and bottom sash stiles of double hung units (bottom sash on single hung units). Cam pivots rest on the clutch system of the balance tube assembly which allow opening and closing of the sash.

Capillary Tubes - A tube inserted into the insulating glass spacer that allows the inside and outside air pressure to equalize in higher elevations.

Casemaster- A Marvin Window trade name for their casement window. A combination of frame, sash, weather-strip, concealed hinges and operating device assembled as a complete and properly operating unit. Casemasters have a flat sill and a sub-sill; screens and/or energy panels are optional. Operating Casemasters have a crank handle for smooth operation.

Casement Window- See Casemaster.

Clad Brick Mould Casing (BMC)- A clad extrusion designed to simulate brick mould casing for Marvin clad products.

Cladding- Marvin clad products refer to wood window and door parts which are covered with an extruded permanent colored aluminum jacket on the exterior side of the frame and sash.

Clutch - The plastic and metal assembly on which the cam pivots of a double hung or single hung sash rest. The clutch is attached to the block and tackle system of the balance tubes which allow opening and closing of the sash. The clutches are color coded for easy identification of balance strength.

Combination Door - A wood framed assembly containing an interchangeable storm panel and screen. The unit is installed on the exterior of the door, and is available for wood Inswing and Ultimate Inswing French doors.

Combination Storm- A wood or aluminum storm sash with self-storing screen and operating glass panels. Available for double hungs, gliders and wood swinging doors, these panels are removable.

Active Panel - Primary operating door panel.

Aluminum Surround - The aluminum frame around a screen or energy panel.

Apron - A piece of casing or decorative trim installed against the wall immediately beneath the stool of a window.

Argon Gas - A colorless and odorless gas used to fill the airspace between insulating Low E glass. The addition of argon greatly increases the insulating performance of the Low E glass.

Assembly - Single units mulled together.

Astragal - A moulding applied to one stile of a French Door, Sliding French Door or French Casemaster window unit which the other door panel or window sash strikes. Usually head and footbolt devices will be found on the astragal side.

Authentic Divided Lites (ADL) - Also known as True Divided Lite. Permanent stationary muntins and bars separate the glass in a window or door sash to give the sash two or more lites of glass.

Awning Window Unit - A combination of frame and sash, hinged at the top of the vertical jambs which allows the unit to pivot from the top with the sash opening to the exterior of the building.

Balances - A block and tackle system used in the jamb liner of double hung or single hung units.

Bars - A narrow rabbeted, horizontal or vertical sash or door member in an authentic divided lite unit, extending from rail to rail or stile to stile along the total length or width of the glass opening.

Bay Windows - A series of windows installed in a bay which is two flanker units and a center sash; a bay may be an arc or a polygon; when a bay is or closely approaches an arc, the window is termed a bow. See Bow Windows.

Blindstop - The frame member on a double hung window located between the jambs and the casing. The blindstop forms a rabbet that supports either a storm sash or screen.

Bow Windows - A series of adjoining window units, installed on a radius.

Brick Mould Casing BMC - An exterior moulding of window and door frames that abuts the exterior facing material of the structure. The casing serves as the boundary moulding for brick or other siding material and also helps to form a rabbet for screens and/or storm sash or a combination door.

Annual Window and Door Maintenance Checklist

Regular maintenance will help keep your windows and doors operating smoothly. Use this checklist as an annual maintenance reminder.

  • Weatherstrip is a resilient material designed to act as a barrier in the space between the sash and frame to reduce air and water infiltration. Make sure it is still effective. If not, contact info@marvinwindowdoorparts.com
  • Examine the window's interior and exterior finish. Occasional repair to a damaged finish may be necessary. (See Maintaining Wood and Painting and Staining for more details.) Also, remember to be careful when using paints, stains and varnishes to make repairs. Never allow these solvent-containing materials to come into contact with weatherstrip. Solvents cause weatherstrip to lose its flexible qualities.
  • Inspect the exterior caulking around the outer edges of the window frame. Trim off any old, loose caulking and seal any gaps with a good quality caulk.
  • Check that all hardware (locks, opening mechanisms, etc.) operates smoothly.
  • Make sure any exposed hardware screws are tightened securely.
  • Clean any sand, dirt or dust from door and window hinges, sills and tracks.
  • Check any energy panels and storm and screen combinations to make sure screws in turn buttons are securely fastened.
  • Check doors for smooth operation. Wood doors require a stabilization period after installation, sometimes taking up to a year to adjust to humidity levels and other environmental factors.

When performing maintenance, always consider your safety first:

  • Use caution on ladders, and always wear protective eyewear and clothing.
  • When working with primers, paints, stains, cleaning solutions, etc., follow all recommended safety precautions and dispose of these materials according to manufacturer's instructions.

 

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We offer replacement hardware for glass shops, glaziers, lumber yards, hardware stores, locksmiths and home owners. A family business that has been in operation for close to 30 years. Specializing in hard to find and obsolete  Window and Door Repalcement and repair parts, weatherstripping, multipoint hardware, window glazing bead and more. Window Sash Balance and Support Systems Carrier Tracks, Jambliners, Architectural and Window and Door Replacement Hardware, Sash Locks & Keepers, Lifts, Casement Handles, Operators and Skylight Hardware from Truth, Truth-EntryGard, BiltBest, ACADIA, ACORN, ACRO, ACME, AIRMASTER, ALENCO, ALHOM, ALSCO, ANACONDA, ALUMA, TRIM, ALUMINUM, PRODUCTS, Window Glazing & Weatherstripping , ALWINSEAL, AMACOR, AMERICAN, CRAFTSMAN, AMERICAN, WINDOW, ANDERSEN, Patio Door Hardware and Roller Assemblies , ANDERSON, ARCADIA, ATRIUM, BARBER, &, ROSS, BAYFORM, BELLHOUSE, BENCHMARK, BETTER-BILT, BF, Swing Door Hardware, RICH, BILTBEST, BINNINGS, BISHOP, BURCON, CAPITOL, CARADCO, CHAMPION, CERTAINTEED, CHELSEA, COLUMBIA, Operator Covers & Handles, COX, CRAFTLINE, CRESTLINE, CROSSLY, DARYL, DAYTON, DECEUNINCK, DETROIT, WINDOW, DEVAC, DORCHESTER, ECKER, EFCO, E-Z-ROLL, Mortise Locks & Keepers, FENESTRA, FIBERLUX, FLOATAWAY, FLORIDA, EXTRUDERS, FOCUS, POINT, GALLATIN/GAPCO, GENERAL, ALUMINUM, Casement & Awning Tracks, Screen Doors , GENERAL, BRONZE, GEORGIA, PALM, BEACH, GEZE, GRAHAM, G-U, HARDWARE, HARVEY, HEHR, Storm Door Hardware, HESS, HOPES, HOWARD, HURD, IDA, INTERNATIONAL, INTERSTATE, ALUMINUM, JELD-WEN, JGR, JONES, JORDAN, KAWNEER, KELLER, KENSINGTON, KINCO, KING, KINRO, KRESTMARK, LAST, RESORT, LAURENCE, BROTHERS, LAWSON, LEALCO, LOOK, LOUISIANA, PACIFIC, LOXSCREEN, LUPTON, MALTA, MANNIX, MARVIN, MERCURY, MERZON, INDUSTRIES, METAL, Awning & Jalousie Operators, INDUSTRIES, MI, HOME, PRODUCTS, MIKRON, MILCO, MILESTONE, MILLER, MFG., MILGARD, MOSS, MW, NATIONAL, NORANDEX, NORCO, NORTHERN, BUILDING, PRODUCTS, PAN, AM, PATRIOT, PEACHTREE, PECO, PEERLESS, PELLA, PENNCO, PGT, PHILIPS, PH, TECH, PLYGEM, PORTALUME, POZZI, QUAKER, REHAU, RELIANT, REMINGTON, REPCO, REPLACEMENT, HARDWARE, MANUFACTURING, REPUBLIC, REYNOLDS, RIVCO, RIVERVIEW, ROBERT, E., LEE, ROLLYSON, ROYAL, RUSCO, S.D., DAVIS, SEALMASTER, Hinges, SEASONALL, SEASONSHEILD, SILVERLINE, SLIMFOLD, SLOCOMB, SNE, STANLEY, STATEWIDE, ALUMINUM, STEPHEN, LAURIE, STORM, WEATHER, SUGAR, CREEK, SURVIVOR, SUPER, SEAL, SWS, INDUSTRIES, THERMALGARD, TRACO-THREE, RIVERS, UNIQUE, UNI, SEAL, VAMPCO, VBP, VEKA, VINYL, BUILDING, PROD., VINYLINE, WAUSAU, WINDOW, COMPONENTS, MFG., (WCM), WEATHERCRAFT, WEATHER, MASTER, WEATHER, SHIELD, Slide Bolts & Finger Latches, WENCO, WEST, WINDOW, WIDING, WINDORLOC, WIN, DOOR,  Skylight Parts, Truth Window Hardware and more. 

 

Can we get window glazing bead for windows from the 1960's , 1970's and 1980's ?

 

YES . we can help with window glazing bead, snap in bead and more for historic windows, historic-windows, historic doors, landmark windows, landmark doors, custom wood windows, custom wooden windows, custom windows, mahogany windows, custom wood doors, custom wooden doors, custom doors, mahogany doors, architectural windows, architectural doors, hardware, casement windows, tilt & turn windows, tilt and turn windows, single-hung windows, single hung windows, double-hung windows, double hung windows, triple-hung windows, triple hung windows, weight & pulley windows, weight and pulley windows, dutch doors, bowed windows, bowed doors, bent glass, pivot windows, arch-top windows, arch-top doors, palladian windows, fenestration. Need Help Just Email Specs to: Info@WeFixItUSA.com

Do you sell weather strip for old historic building windows and doors?

 

YES . we can help with weather strip, seals, window glazing bead and other window components for historic windows, historic-windows, historic doors, landmark windows, landmark doors, custom wood windows, custom wooden windows, custom windows, mahogany windows, custom wood doors, custom wooden doors, custom doors, mahogany doors, architectural windows, architectural doors, hardware, casement windows, tilt & turn windows, tilt and turn windows, single-hung windows, single hung windows, double-hung windows, double hung windows, triple-hung windows, triple hung windows, weight & pulley windows, weight and pulley windows, dutch doors, bowed windows, bowed doors, bent glass, pivot windows, arch-top windows, arch-top doors, palladian windows, fenestration. Need Help Just Email Specs to: Info@WeFixItUSA.com

 

Multi-point Locking Systems are indeed somewhat difficult to understand. This information may assist you in finding and determining the correct lock parts. Most multipoint locks and parts have their name, a logo, stampings, or other identifiers on the mortise lock, sometimes on the faceplate, on the latch or deadbolt or the label on the lock body.

 

There are certain critical measurements that are absolutely necessary and other information needed when replacing any multi-point lock system. Different brands like Marvin, Fuhr, Ferco, Hoppe, G-U, Winkhaus, Roto, Schlegel, Truth, W&F, Andersen, EntryGard, TruthMultiPoint and a host of others.  If You Need Haelp? email details and photos to: Info@WeFixItUSA.com

  1. Type of Locking Device, Cylinder etc. 
  2. American Brand or European
  3. Face plate width and length - with opening locations.
  4. Automatic or Manual Lock / Active Panel or Inactive.
  5. Handle to cylinder spacing:
  6. Backset Depth of Door
  7. Dead Bolt throw:
  8. Handle Height:
  9. Bottom Locking Position(s):
  10. Top locking position(s):
  11. Overall Length.

Need Haelp? email details and photos to: Info@WeFixItUSA.com

 

Is PVD worth all the extra cost? .. How good is the PVD against corrosion protection?

YES .. however when you speak of costs .. everything becomes subjective - PVD is a super-hard coating that is by far the most durable coating available on hardware today. The superior quality will outlast any traditional painted finish or coatings. Especially desirable on highly used parts like door handles etc.

How good is the corrosion protection? .. Most of the industry standards are based on neutral salt spray (ASTM B117) or CASS (Copper-Accelerated Acetic Acid-Salt Spray)(ASTM-B368). Zirconium Nitride (ZrN) has shown to surpass 1200 hours of neutral salt spray and over 150 hours CASS on electroplated brass.

 

when you speak of costs everything is subjective

this is especially true in windows and doors that are more than 7-10 years old.

ANSWER: Most Definitely - but all air infiltration may not be that simple to deal with.  Often times other issues are the root of the problem - bad or broken glazing bead, the wrong weather strip or seals with a built in memory or other seal issues - this is especially true in windows and doors that are more than 7-10 years old. Removing and replacing your old seals and weatherstrip may be all you need to do... and it's a simple homeowner weekend project.

 

 

 

Answer: Condensation between panes of glass is usually a sign of seal failure.  Seal failure means that the sealant holding two panes of glass together is no longer maintaining a dead air space.  Once the failure begins to allow too much air exchange within the air space, the desiccant will no longer be able to attract moisture effectively enough.  Hence, you will begin to see obvious moisture, condensation, fogging or water spots within the glass.  Many glass panes get some fog between the panes for very short periods of time during rapid temperature changes, hail storm events etc. especially in the Rocky Mountain Regions. This is technically a seal failure, but as long as this moisture quickly disappears, it can be considered completely normal.  In most cases, seal failures require replacement of the insulated glass unit or the sash unit replacement. 

Leaks around the glazing bead, weather strip or seals is usually an indication of failure

 

WeFixItUSA and MarvinWindowDoorParts.com offers you complete window care and service packages for all of your window and door maintenance needs.  look here at our website FAQ'S to help answer some of the most common questions regarding window and door issues.

 

Water Leakage - into your home around the frame of windows, the glazing bead, weather strip and seals is usually an indication of failure of window or building components above or around your windows or doors. Tracking these failures down and repairing them is best left to professionals like those at WeFixItUSA who are happy to assist you with the most common and simple repairs on many Marvin Windows and Doors - to make sure that seals, weatherstrip, glazing bead and other component parts of your windows and doors and trim components are intact or in need of replacements ... and remember this is especially true in windows and doors that are more than 7-10 years old.

 

 

 

MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS ABBREVIATIONS
Following are common abbreviations used by Marvin throughout their literature.
ACT Active
ADH Adhesive
ADL Authentic Divided Lite
AL Aluminum
ALP Alpine
ARG Argon
ASSY Assembly
AST Astragal
BA Bare
BAL Balance
BDL Bundling
BEV Bevel
BG Beige
BK Black
BMC Brick Mould Casing
BN Brown
BRKT Bracket
BS Brass
BTM Bottom
BULLN Bullnose
BULLNS Bullnose Stop
BUMP Bumper
BZ Bronze
C Clad
CH Charcoal
CHDL Curved Handle
CHNL Channel
CIRHDL Circular Handle
CKRL Check Rail
CL Clear
CLIP Clip
CN Call Number
CNRDRV Corner Drive
CNRKEY Corner Key
COMB Combination
COMP Complete
CONN Connector, Connect(ing,
ed, s, ion)
COTT Cottage
COV Cover
CRKHDL Crank Handle
CSECT Cross Section
CSG Casing
CTR Center
CTRSW Center Swing
CTUBE Capillary Tube
CWALL Curved Wall
DB Dead Bolt
DCAP Drip Cap
DES Designer
DESC Description
DG Direct Glaze
DIM Dimension
DO Daylight Opening
DRSWP Door Sweep
DSP Display
DUM Dummy
DUSTB Dust Block
DUSTP Dust Plug
EGR Egress
EHD Extra Heavy Duty
EP Energy Panel (RDGs)
ESPAG Espagnolette
EXC Exclusive
EXP Expander
EXT Exterior
EXTR Extrusion
FAST Fastener
FBRGLS Fiberglass
FCSG Flat Casing
FILL Filler
FIN Finish
FJ Finger Joint
FLASH Flashing
FLIHDL Flip Handle
FLIM Friction Limiter
FLNG Flange
FREXP Frame Expander
FREXT Frame Extension
FRP Fiberglass Reinforced
Plastic
FWALL Flat Wall
GBAR Guide Bar
GL Glass
GLAZ Glazing (or Glaze, Glazed)
GLBD Glazing Bead
GRIL Grille
GROM Grommet
GS Glass Size
GSKT Gasket
HCLIP Hardware Clip
HCOV Hardware Cover
HD Head, Heavy Duty
HDJB Head Jamb
HDL Handle
HDLNR Head Jamb Liner
HDWE Hardware
HGE Hinge
HGEARM Hinge Arm
HSCR Half Screen
I Inswing
IEP Interior Energy Panel
IG Insulating Glass
ILCK Interlock
INACT Inactive
INS Insulating
INSRT Insert
INT Interior
ISSTP Inside Stop
ITRIM Interior Trim
JB Jamb
JBLNR Jamb Liner
JBSTP Jamb Stop
JE Jamb Extension
KA Keyed Alike
KD Knocked Down
KEEP Keeper
KEY Keyed
L Left
LEV Lever
LEX Lexan
LF Lineal Foot
LGTH Length
LH Left Hand
LHI Left Hand Inswing
LHO Left Hand Outswing
LIN Lineal
LL−UR Lower Left − Upper Right
LO Lever Operator
LNR Liner
LOCK Lock
LS Lever Set
MCLIP Masonry Clip
MISC Miscellaneous
ML Multi−lock
MM Millimeter
MO Masonry Opening
MOLD Moulding
MP Multi−point
MSRY Masonry
MTHDW Mounting Hardware
NA Not Available,
Not Applicable
NFIN Nailing Fin
NRP Non−removable Pin
O Outswing/Stationary
OMF Outside Measurement of
Frame
OMS Outside Measurement of
Sash
OPCOV Operator Cover
OPER Operator (or Operating,
Operation)
OS Outside
OM Outside Measurement
PAN Panel
PASS Passage
PB Pebble
PFLEX Polyflex
PH Phillips Head
PICT Picture/View
PKG Package
PLT Plate (Plated)
MARVIN WINDOWS AND DOORS ABBREVIATIONS
Following are common abbreviations used by Marvin throughout their literature.
PR Primed
PO Passage Only
PR Pair
PRMY Primary
PTSTP Part Stop
PSYS Panning System
R Right
RCEP Receptacle
RCVR Receiver
REG Regular
REM Remote
REPL Replacement
RETPL Retainer Plate
REV Revision/Revised
RH Right Hand
RHI Right Hand Inswing
RHO Right Hand Outswing
RO Rough Opening
ROLL Roller
ROSE Rosette
ROTO Roto Gear
RP Removable Pin
SALCK Sash Lock
SALFT Sash Lift
SAPVT Sash Pivot
SASH Sash
SASTAY Sash Stay Guide
SASTP Sash Stop
SATRK Sash Track
SCR Screen
SCRW Screw(s)
SCRCH Screen Channel
SCRCHBL Screen Channel Block
SCRCL Screen Cloth
SDJB Side Jamb
SDL Simulated Divided Lite
SDLT Sidelite
SEQ Sequential
SG Single Glazed
SGL Single
STI Stationary Inswing
SILCOV Sill Cover
SILHRN Sill Horn
SILL Sill
SILLN Sill Nosing
SILLNR Sill Liner
SILTRK Sill Track
SIZE Size
SLD or SB Solid (Brass)
SNUB Snubber
SO Sash Opening
SPC Spacer
SPLI Spline
SQFT Square Foot
SRND Surround
SS Single Strength/
Stainless Steel
SSILL Subsill
ST Stationary
STD Standard
STM Storm
STO Stationary Outswing
STP Stop
STP Safe−T−Plus
STRHDL Straight Handle
STRK Strike
STRKPL Strike Plate
SU Setup
THRES Threshold
TRAN Transom
UL−LR Upper Left−Lower Right
VNL Vinyl
W Wood
W/O Without
WH White
WS Weatherstrip
X Operator
ZC Zinc
ZYD Zinc Yellow Dichromate

Q.   Customer from Indiana writes and sends digital photos - with question?? .. When you pull lever at center of window ( sash Lock / Keeper ) to pull in the sash holders to release the double hung window from the frame, only one side pulls in ( or free ) .. Do you know what is needed to replace?

 

A.   YOU HAVE TO TAKE THE LOCK LOOSE AND UNDER IT THERE IS A STRING THAT GOES TO EACH SIDE. PROBABLY ONE OF THE STRINGS IS BROKEN.

 

 

Hello, we are refinishing and reglazing all of the old windows in our 1970's era home.  There are five different sizes of windows had a finished wood look on the inside, and some had a very weathered coat of primer on the outside.  I have no idea if this is how they originally came, but it does seem that they had never been refinished. We are having trouble locating a replacement for the weatherstripping.  A few pieces were salvageable, but much of it was missing or severely cracked. Thanks for any help you can give!

#1  JUST REMEMBER .. if your weather strip is that bad in "places" .. it should all be replaced ..

#2 Do all your repainting or staining first .. and be "careful" about getting paint or stain into the "kerf tracks" .. the narrow cuts into which a weather strip sets.

#3 Then install weather strip - cut at corners "as closely as possible to fit at joints without any "overlapping"

The part shown in your photo is here:  http://www.biltbestwindowparts.com/content/biltbest-casement-window-sash-weather-strip-leaf-seal-10

THE UPGRADE STYLE PART to replace above with  -  http://www.biltbestwindowparts.com/content/new-improved-awning-casement-sash-high-performance-seals

 

 

  • How often should residential windows be replaced?

  • What does “cladding” mean?

  • How do I know what type of glazing is right for my window repairs?

  • Can I add details like grilles? .. and What different grille options are available?

  • Is the new LowE glass better for replacements?

  • What is the difference between Simulated and True Divided Lite?

 

Homeowners with windows over 25 years old should consider restoring and rennovations before replacing them. New glass technology can be incorporated into many older windows and doors - but the "sales person" trying to sell you new window replacements is not going to talk about this. An older home is an ideal candidate for a window restoration and repairs, new insulated LowE 277 or 366 glass replacements, solar screens, new hardware service and replacements if windows are sealed or painted shut. Even new sash removal and replacements are cheaper than new units and more environmentally friendly. New Weather strip and glazing bead also will bring new life to older windows and doors.  

 

Know Your Weatherstripping and it's limitations. The window and door weatherstripping seals the gaps around doors and windows and can make your home feel warmer in winter and save you 10 to 15 percent on your energy bills. But with so many different types of weather strip choosing the right one for a particular job can feel like a guessing game. You need to replace with OEM ( original equipment products ) material and profiles from a recognized source like www.WeFixItUSA.com 

Be aware that weatherstrip will develop a "built-in" memory and become very inneffective. Also breaks down from age and ultra-violet light.

 

Q.  My painter got paint all over my window weather strip - will that affect performance? 

A.  Never allow solvent-containing materials or paint to come into contact with your windows weatherstrip or seals. This normally causes weatherstrip to lose its flexible and sealing qualities.

Q.  How often should I perform maintenance on my Marvin Window hardware parts?

A.  We suggest an annual window and door maintenance inspection in the springtime along with other visual inpections around the home. Here is a simple solution: Check that all hardware (locks, opening mechanisms, etc.) operates smoothly and are aligned correctly and most importantly - Make sure any exposed hardware screws are tightened securely. Clean any sand, dirt or dust from door and window hinges, sills and tracks.Also examine the window's interior and exterior finishes etc. as an occasional repair to a damaged finish may be necessary.

Q.  How often should I perform maintenance on my Marvin Window weather strip?

A.  We suggest an annual window and door maintenance inspection at least once per year. Most people do this in Springtime along with other visual inpections around the home. Here is a simple checklist:

1. Weatherstrip is the resilient material designed to act as a barrier in the space between the sash and frame to reduce air and water infiltration.  Never allow solvent-containing materials to come into contact with weatherstrip. Solvents cause weatherstrip to lose its flexible qualities.